Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In Georgia And Nine Other States…(Practice Run!!)
November 16, 2012
MIAMI (AP)— Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase.
Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the inconvenience and said the technical glitch was resolved around 1 p.m. Friday, but he declined to discuss details of what exactly went wrong.
Bank officials said the outage affected 10 states: Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Connecticut, West Virginia, Delaware. It also hit the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“All customers can now use their SNAP, food stamps and other cash benefit cards after we resolved the technical issues,” Fusco told The Associated Press.
Angry users took to social media to express their frustration in the busy grocery shopping days before Thanksgiving.